There is an increasing desire within research and education communities to use more demanding networking applications, such as real-time media or data streaming, low latency haptic applications, or bulk transfers of research data in the order of terabytes or more.
Further, with increasing use of outsourced services and remote data centres, where applications live outside the home institution, network performance is also becoming ever more important.
The event will present Jisc’s view on end-to-end performance and its plans to assist sites, organisations and communities to make optimal use of the Janet network for demanding applications.
The event will feature technical talks from user communities, and include ample discussion time for attendees to provide input to help Jisc shape its strategy and priorities in this increasingly important area.
Why should I attend?
By attending, you should gain an understanding/awareness of:
- The user communities and application domains that have a specific interest in end-to-end performance
- The new Janet end-to-end performance initiative, and its plans to assist those communities
- Current best practices in the area - the tools and approaches being used
- Factors affecting end-to-end performance, including end systems, network protocols, and local network architectures
- The ‘high water marks’ currently being achieved in terms of end-to-end performance
- Open challenges in improving network and application performance
- Approaches to monitoring and measuring network performance
- New contacts with researchers or organisations that are working on common challenges
- Pointers to Jisc resources online, including the community area, on the subject of end-to-end performance.
Monday 19 October
Arrival, coffee and tea
Janet chief technology officer, Jisc
Large Hadron Collider (LHC) large scale high volume data transport – end-to-end performance from the scientific application viewpoint
Brian Davies, Science and Technology Facilities Council
Enabling high-throughput data transfers for climate and earth observation science
Matt Pritchard, Science and Technology Facilities Council
Jonathan Churchill, Science and Technology Facilities Council
Astrophysics and Distributed Research utilising Advanced Computing (DiRAC)
Jeremy Yates, University College London
EMBL-EBI: moving, sharing and controlling large datasets
Jonathan Barker, European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI)
Performance tuning - lessons from the coal face
Chris Walker, Queen Mary University London
Delivering trans-national education: Reading at Malaysia
Andy Gatward, University of Reading
Network monitoring and measurement on Janet
Use of PerfSONAR in the LHC environment for end-to-end performance measurements
Duncan Rand, Imperial College
Kurt Baumann, SWITCH
Open discussion - strategy and next steps for the end-to-end performance initiative
Who should attend
The workshop seeks to bring together stakeholders who have a common interest in developing and extending best practices to allow communities to make optimal use of the Janet network for high-performance network applications.
These stakeholders include:
- Research communities seeking to run demanding network applications across the Janet network (eg particle physics, astrophysics, genome, environmental science)
- IT departments looking to support their end-to-end performance activity locally
- Researchers with a general interest in network performance
- Communities with an emerging interest in end-to-end network performance.
- Janet network end-to-end-performance initiative presentation (PDF)
- The Janet network, today and tomorrow presentation (PDF)
- Large Hadron Collider (LHC) large scale high volume data transport presentation (PDF)
- Enabling high throughput data transfers presentation (PDF)
- Astrophysics and Distributed Research utilising Advanced Computing (DiRAC) presentation (PDF)
- EMBL-EBI: moving, sharing and controlling large datasets presentation (PDF)
- Performance tuning - lessons from the coal face presentation (PDF)
- Delivering transnational education presentation (PDF)
- Network monitoring and measurement on the Janet network presentation (PDF)
- Use of PerfSONAR in the LHC environment for end-to-end performance measurements presentation (PDF)
- eduPERT: a participants viewpoint presentation (PDF)
For more information contact Tim Chown email@example.com.